About the Airport

Teresina Airport is located about 10 minutes from downtown, capital of Piauí, and the most populous state. The city stands out in the service sector, agriculture, tourism, and extractivism, being considered one of the most developed capitals in the country. Teresina also receives an essential calendar of congresses and events annually, which positions it as one of the most important business hubs in the region.

Microregion: Teresina
Number of the cities 14 | Population 1MM | GDP R$ 23,9BI and part. 45,3% in UF (Federal Unit) 
Source: IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) - current value for 2019


  • ADDRESS:  N/N Santos Dumont Square, Aeroporto, Teresina, Piaui, Brazil Zipcode: 64.006-012
  • GROSS LEASABLE AREA (ABL, in Portuguese): 534 m², which represents 11.4% of the Passenger Terminal, distributed on the ground floor and 1st floor.
  • AIRPORT SITE: 1.281.678 m²
  • AIRCRAFT YARD: Yard 1 - 19.794 m² (commercial aviation)
  • AIRCRAFT PARKING: 6 positions C (commercial aviation)
  • TAXIWAY: 3 taxiways
  • VEHICLE PARKING: 180 spots


The 1960s
1967 - Opened on September 30, 1967, managed by the Department of Civil Aviation (DAC, in Portuguese), the then Ministry of Aeronautics agency. The airport was built between the Poty and Parnaíba rivers, north of the capital of Piauí.

The 1970s
1975 - In February 1975, the airport started to be managed by Infraero, except for the air navigation activity.
1978 - At that time, in 1978, the runway was extended from 1,800 to 2,200 meters in length.

The 1980s
1980 - On July 8, 1980, thousands of people went to Teresina Airport to welcome Pope John Paul II. Sometime later, with the implementation of the radio beacon – navigation equipment known as VOR –installed after the event, those who visited the place contemplated the equipment from its viewpoint, believing it to be a monument in honor of the visit of the Holy Pontiff to the state.
1983 - To serve larger aircraft such as the Boeing 767 and the Airbus A300, the airport's apron was expanded in 1983.

The 1990s
1998 - The airport underwent minor renovations in 1998 and 1999, such as general air conditioning, the reorganization of the commercial area, and the expansion of the check-in area.

The 2000s
2000 - In honor of Petrônio Portella Nunes, mayor of Teresina, state deputy, governor, senator, president of the National Congress, and Minister of Justice, the place was named Teresina Airport – Senador Petrônio Portella, in 2000. New renovations were carried out. Carried out between 2000 and 2001, such as the complete resurfacing of the runway and constructing a modern control tower.

The 2010s
2011 - To provide greater comfort to users and the airport community, a process of adaptations and renovations began in 2011, such as the installation of operational modules in the departure and arrival halls, the expansion of the infrastructure of the spaces destined to the processing of passengers and the placement of a new baggage claim belt. Improvements increased the airport's capacity to 2.1 million passengers served per year.

Source: Infraero

The 2020s
2021 - The Federal Government holds the 6th Round of Airport Concessions, in which the Group CCR acquired the airports in the South and Central Groups, including Teresina Airport.
2022 - Start of operations by CCR Aeroportos